DEAN BRODY WINS MALE ARTIST AND ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2012 CCMA AWARDS

   


 

DEAN BRODY WINS MALE ARTIST AND ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT
THE 2012 CCMA AWARDS
OPEN ROAD RECORDINGS CELEBRATE FOUR AWARDS
Toronto, ON – Dean Brody wins Album of the Year for his latest release, Dirt, for the second consecutive year at the CCMA Awards. Newly crowned as Male Artist of the Year, Brody opened the CCMA broadcast last night, performing his hit single, “Canadian Girls.”
“Another
stellar year for the Open Road team and our talented roster, says Ron
Kitchener, President of Open Road Recordings. “Dean Brody’s time has
come. Thank you to Canadian country radio and all those who have
supported him. We look forward to seeing the excitement on Dean’s
upcoming national tour.”
The five time CCMA Award winner Dean Brody celebrates
with the announcement today of his first national headlining tour which
will kick off in January 2013. Brody’s third studio album, Dirt,
catapulted his career, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Canadian Country
Charts this April. Additionally, the first single “Canadian Girls” hit
#1 on the country radio charts and was recently certified Gold. His
second single, “Bob Marley,” has reached #2 at Canadian Country radio
and he just released his new single, “It’s Friday,” featuring Great Big
Sea on September 7.
For its fourth year in a row, Open Road Recordings was honoured to win Record Company of the Year. President Ron Kitchener‘s management company RGK Entertainment Group Inc. was awarded Management Company of the Year, an award it has won 12 times in the past. The label also took home Album Design of the Year for Dean Brody’s Dirt.
The CCMA Awards telecast included live performances by multiple Open Road Recordings nominees including Dean Brody and High Valley. Additionally, Doc Walker and Emerson Drive came together for the world exclusive performance of their brand new song  “Let It Roll,” which will appear on Emerson Drive’s new album slated for release in October 2012.
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ABOUT OPEN ROAD RECORDINGS
Founded
by Ron Kitchener, Open Road Recordings won the Canadian Country Music
Association’s (CCMA) Label of the Year Award for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and
is home to JUNO and CCMA Award-winning artists Dean Brody, Doc Walker,
Emerson Drive, Jason McCoy, The Road Hammers (certified Gold in Canada)
and classic Canadian roots group Prairie Oyster. The exceptional
domestic roster also includes breakout success stories High Valley,
Ridley Bent and Tara Oram. Open Road Recordings has represented
Big
Machine and Valory Records in Canada, which includes Taylor Swift
(certified six times Platinum in Canada), Reba, Rascal Flatts and more.
Open Road Recordings is a partnership with MapleCore Ltd., distributed
by Universal Music Canada.

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